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Press Releases / 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: FEBRUARY 10, 2010

***MEDIA ADVISORY***

FIRE COMMISSIONER CASSANO TO PRESIDE AT CEREMONY PROMOTING 23 FIRE OFFICERS AND GRADUATING TWO PROBATIONARY FIREFIGHTERS

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano will preside over a ceremony promoting 23 fire officers and graduating two Probationary Firefighters at 1 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, in the auditorium at the FDNY Academy on Randall’s Island. Three members will be promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief, five will be elevated to the rank of Captain and 15 will become Lieutenants.

The two Probationary Firefighters originally planned to graduate with FDNY’s last class of firefighters in December 2008, but both were called to active duty with the military before they could complete training. Probationary Firefighters Anthony M. Lombardo, who served with the Marines in Iraq and will be assigned to Ladder 78 in Staten Island, and Julio A. Rosas, who served with the Army in Iraq and Kuwait and will be assigned to Engine 79 in the Bronx, returned to the Academy in December to complete their training.

“This class represents the future of the Department,” Commissioner Cassano said. “Not only are we promoting 23 officers who will do a fantastic job leading others, but we’re also welcoming two new Probationary Firefighters who demonstrated a strong commitment to this job even before their training was complete. After serving their country over in Iraq and Kuwait, they have now returned to serve the people of New York City.”

All of the newly promoted members will be assigned to various units throughout the City.

WHO:

Fire Commissioner Salvatore J. Cassano, Chief of Department Edward S. Kilduff, many other FDNY officials and their families

WHERE:

FDNY Academy, Building 9 Auditorium, Randall’s Island, NY

WHEN:

Thursday, February 11, 2010 - 1 p.m.

 

Press Contact: Francis X. Gribbon & Steve Ritea, (FDNY) (718) 999-2056

http://www.nyc.gov/fdny

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